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1. Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Fifth Edition
by John A. Van de Walle
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Asin: 020538689X
Catlog: Book (2003-04-04)
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Sales Rank: 17337
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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John A. Van de Walle has written a book that helps readers make sense of mathematics and become confident in their ability to teach mathematics to children K to 8. Elementatry and Middle School Mathematics consists of 16 chapters reflecting the view that all mathematics can be taught through a problem-solving approach that motivates children and builds their confidence as they learn. This book thoroughly discusses the new standards and clearly develops four key aspects of teaching mathematics: the nature of mathematics as a science of pattern and order; an understanding of how children learn mathematics; a problem solving view of teaching mathematics; and specific methods for integrating assessment with instruction.Simple yet effective classroom activities are woven throughout the chapters as well as suggestions for technology and literature. For teachers, future teachers, and educators.nt Code-- F ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Must have!
If you learned math from traditional methods or algorithms, you must read this book. Math today is so different from how I learned it. This book explains how and why math has changed so much. I recommend it to teachers and parents alike. The author explains how to teach math using problem-solving. The method makes so much more sense than traditional mathematics. The book is filled with activities for every math concept and age that are easy to find, read, and use without much prep or prop. It also has ideas and resources for including literature and technology into math class.
I find it highly valuable as a 3rd year teacher of fifth grade. My district uses the Visual Math program, and this book has helped me understand why visual math works much more than any inservice. I have the fifth edition as a textbook for a methods class, and I'll never leave home without it.

4-0 out of 5 stars good book for teachers
This book is a great book for teachers. I learned a lot through it. And I know you will too.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Resource!
As an elementary teacher and college math methods instructor, I have found this book to be an excellent resource for teaching children math in an engaging, meaningful way. The author includes lots of examples of useful activities for all areas of mathematics. A book I'll use over and over in the years to come... ... Read more

2. Cracking the SAT Math Subject Tests, 2005-2006 Edition (Cracking the Sat II Math)
by Princeton Review
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3. Kaplan GRE & GMAT Exams Math Workbook : Fourth Edition (Kaplan Gre and Gmat Exams Math Workbook)
by David Stuart, Staff of Kaplan Inc
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Asin: 0743241290
Catlog: Book (2004-08-01)
Publisher: Kaplan
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Are you ready for the math on the GRE or GMAT exam? You will be.

Kaplan's GRE& GMAT Exams Math Workbook, Fourth Edition immerses you in all the math concepts you need to know. With comprehensive review and powerful strategies for every type of question, this intensive workbook provides you with the targeted math training you need to score well on the GRE and GMAT exams. You will be prepared. You will score your best. We guarantee it. (See details inside.)

Intensive Practice
Build the skills you need to master every math concept and every math question type.

Targeted Review
Prepare with comprehensive, step-by-step training in the four major content areas: arithmetic, algebra, word problems, and geometry.

Powerful Tactics for GRE Test Takers
Learn how to tackle the toughest Data Interpretation and Quantitative Comparison questions.

Powerful Tactics for GMAT Test Takers
Master Kaplan's high-scoring approach to Data Sufficiency questions.

Must-Know Strategies
Learn how to apply Kaplan's exclusive graduate math strategies to maximize your time, effort -- and score! ... Read more

4. Kaplan New SAT Math Workbook
by Kaplan
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Catlog: Book (2004-07-01)
Publisher: Kaplan
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Problem Solved.

Problem #1: You want to sharpen your math skills for the SAT, but don't have a lot of time to study. We get it. Everything you need to achieve your goals on the Math section of the SAT is in this book. No long-winded lessons. Just what you need to score higher.

Problem #2: You don't know what to expect on the new Math section. Don't worry. This book contains the most up-to-date information, including tactics for solving even the toughest Algebra II questions.

Problem #3: Studying for the Math section is boring. Let's face it. Studying for the SAT is never going to be a lot of laughs. But the payoff is huge -- and the tools in this book are a straightforward path to your goal.

You don't have to put your real life on hold while you prepare for your future.

This comprehensive workbook includes:

• 2 realistic math tests with detailed answer explanations

• 7 strategies for building speed and accuracy

• Methods for avoiding common math errors

• In-depth coverage of multiple-choice and grid-in questions

• 18 practice sets to help sharpen your skills

Why Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions?

When you want advice, you probably ask your friends. Or parents. Or teachers. And each of them can probably give you some good advice about taking the PSAT. So why do you need Kaplan? Because your friends, parents, and teachers probably haven't invested millions of dollars developing realistic practice exams and test-taking strategies. Kaplan has. And when a test changes, we're prepared with the most up-to-date materials.

When it comes to the PSAT, your friends know what works for them, but do they know what works for you? Kaplan has helped millions of students -- all kinds of students, from perfect-score seekers to students who run screaming from algebra problems -- reach their individual goals. More than 65 years of test preparation experience -- it's all in this book.Sign up for our free email newsletter, the College Edge, and we'll keep you posted about college admissions trends and test changes. ... Read more

5. Mathematics Methods and Modeling for Today's Mathematics Classroom: A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Grades 7-12
by John A. Dossey, Frank Giordano, Sharon McCrone, Maurice D. Weir, COMAP
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Asin: 053436604X
Catlog: Book (2001-08-03)
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Sales Rank: 182930
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Written by a team of nationally known mathematics educators and mathematicians who have experience in teaching at the public school and university levels, this text builds on the recommendations of NCTM's Principles and Standards. It provides guidance in teaching content and developing processes in students from the middle school through high school. Its emphasis on mathematical modeling as an approach focuses on the development of the competencies needed to teach contemporary curricular materials in today's schools. ... Read more

6. The Geometer's Sketchpad: Student Edition : Version 4
by Key Curriculum Press
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Asin: 1559535288
Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
Publisher: Key Curriculum Press
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7. How to Prepare for the SAT II Math Level II C
by Howard P. Dodge, Richard Ku, Howard Dodge
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Asin: 0764120190
Catlog: Book (2003-04)
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Sales Rank: 38099
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Eight full-length model tests and one diagnostic test include calculator-active questions, and reflect the most recent SAT II tests in Math Level II C in length, question types, and degree of difficulty. All questions are answered and explained. A subject review covers polynomial and trigonometric functions, permutations and combinations, probability, sequences, logic, and all other topics tested on the SAT II. All new material on the graphing calculator has been included in this new edition. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars full of mistakes and not worthwhile
As a student who has already taken AP Calculus, I bought this book to review stuff that I had forgotten or may have never been taught. This book has many examples, but often never actually tells you the information, which I find to be annoying. The practice tests are far more difficult than the actual test, and the answer keys contain many mistakes. When looking over the explantions/answers to questions I got wrong, I discovered that I had the right answer, but the letter answer that was listed was wrong.

I can't say this book is a complete waste of time, because it did actually help me a little, but probably not enough to be worthwhile.
I got an 800 on the test, but I don't think this book can be attributed with my sucess.

2-0 out of 5 stars Barron's has made better
Usually, people have always said that Barron's is the best in standardized test preparations and I used to agree. However, for the SAT II MATH IIC, the book was absolutely absurd - after doing their diagnostics, reading their review lessons and, taking the practice tests, I was scared to death: this is going to be so tough and one of my most difficult tests by far, even with a 4.0 GPA, 1590 SAT, and AP calculus under my belt.

When test day came, I was shocked - it was hilariously easy, so much so that I almost felt cheated for being made to worry.

When it comes to test prepartions, being accurate is the most important - the same level materials and practice tests are essential to success. Barron's book is overly-difficult and not worth the money or worry.

5-0 out of 5 stars It wasn't hard people...
I don't know why some people think this book is hard. The practice tests were harder than the actual test, but the test is incredibly easy. I finished in just over half an hour and I got 800. If you just think about the questions they are simple. If you think this book is hard...think twice before taking the actual test.

1-0 out of 5 stars Harder is NOT better!
Last three editions of this book are all the same, buy an older version, or better, don't buy at all. Unreasonably hard, a lot of errors, not corrected in newer versions and incomplete. No mister, harder is NOT better.

1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of time and money, too hard, not beneficial.
This book has nothing newer than the sixth edition. The cover has changed only and it is still incomplete. Some questions in the test surprised me a lot although I wasted too much time on the questions in this book. I absolutely do not recommend it! ... Read more

8. Multiple Regression : Testing and Interpreting Interactions
by Leona S. Aiken, Stephen G. West
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Asin: 0761907122
Catlog: Book (1991-01-01)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Sales Rank: 245970
Average Customer Review: 4.29 out of 5 stars
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"I think that the coverage of the text is excellent. It carves out a seriously neglected area and it very thoroughly covers the topic. The authors are very knowledgeable concerning the literature. This is an excellent text that provides a detailed, yet comprehensible account of how to estimate, test, and probe interactions in regression models."

--David A. Kenny, University of Connecticut

"Leona S. Aiken and Stephen G. West do an excellent job of structuring, testing, and interpreting multiple regression models containing interactions, curvilinear effects, or a combination of both. Procedures for testing and graphical displays of interactions between categorical variables have been done for years but none seems to have provided a comprehensive treatment or guideline for the analysis of interactions between continuous variables. . . . Aiken and West, however, address those issues quite effectively and thoroughly. . . . An aid to any graduate and/or researcher in their analysis of continuous variables. Highly recommended for graduate libraries."


"The book would serve very well as a reference for applied researchers and methodologists. . . . In particular, this would be an excellent reference for anyone who encounters a multivariable prediction problem and has reason to believe that either a nonlinear model or a model including a variable product term would be appropriate."

--Contemporary Psychology

Researchers in a variety of disciplines frequently encounter problems in which interactions are predicted between two or more continuous variables. However, the current literature regarding how to analyze, interpret, and present interactions in multiple regression has been confusing. In this comprehensive volume, Leona S. Aiken and Stephen G. West provide academicians and researchers with a clear set of prescriptions for estimating, testing, and probing interactions in regression models. Including the latest research in the area, such as Fuller's work on the corrected/constrained estimator, the book is appropriate for anyone who uses multiple regression to estimate models or for those enrolled in courses on multivariate statistics.

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5-0 out of 5 stars revolutionary
This book has revolutionized the way psychologists think about interactions. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to probe the moderating effects after you find a significant interaction in a multiple regression.

The basic idea about interaction is that the relationship between two variables were different according to a third variable. For example, some risk factors (such as poor family income) may affect children's academic achievement in a negative way. However, if the parents provide enough support on their children's study, then it's possible that the risk factors will no longer influence their children test scores. Therefore, with low support, risk factors are very effective, but with high support, risk factors have not effects. This book teaches you how to probe this relationship in a systematic way, it covers 2-way, 3-way interactions and also quardratic relationships.

If you fully understand this book, the techniques you have will be enough for a masters thesis in your area.

5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST have for anyone using regression analysis
This book takes a very practical approach to the analysis of interactions in regression. No other book I've used has covered these topics as clearly or in as much depth. The extensive discussion of decomposing interactions is a prime example. With the push to replace old techniques of dichotomizing continuous variables with a continuous (regression) treatment of these variables (especially in psychology), this book is extremely important.

5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable and accessible
Back when the book was first published, I was completing doctoral research. Aiken & West provided the explanations and instructions that enabled me to complete my dissertation. Nowhere else have I seen the information they provide; seldom have I seen statistical treatments as clearly and easily explained. Like many in the social sciences, math was not my greatest intellectual ability. This book made computing and understanding regression interactions a relative breeze. One reviewer bemoaned the lack of information on interactions among categorical variables. I suppose he didn't read the preface that specifically explains the reason for the absence: such information is widely available in any good statistical text. What Aiken & West provide can't be found elsewhere in any real depth. I am ordering another copy of the book because I'm tired of loaning out my copy to colleagues, especially one who has now begun to copy whole chapters. Yes, it's that useful.

2-0 out of 5 stars Lacking
Yes, there is some good information and discussion in this book but for the price I would expect it to be more complete. For example, there is absoultely no mention of interactions between two categorical variables. I guess the authors ran out of steam. Also, the writing could have used some more refinement. I'd stick with Jaccard's volumes in the Sage Quantitative Applications series.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE reference for interactions in multiple regression
While the presentation and writing might not be quite perfect for some readers, this book provides the best coverage of handling interactions in multiple regression that I've yet seen. Everyone who does multiple regression with any regularity needs to have this book on their shelf. ... Read more

9. Calculus Demystified : A Self Teaching Guide (Demystified)
by Steven G. Krantz
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Asin: 0071393080
Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 120711
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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* Explains how to understand calculus in a more intuitive fashion
* Uses practical examples and real data
* Covers both differential and integral calculus
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1-0 out of 5 stars Better look elsewhere...
I consider myself a pretty smart kid. I had straight As throughout high school and I'm currently on a 1 year homestay in Japan. I've always been good at Math and science, able to pick up abstract concepts very easily.

I decided to learn Calculus on my own before I start Cegep, as something to do in my spare time. That being said, I'm having a very hard time with this book. I CAN get through it, but it seems needlessly difficult.

The explanations in here aren't the best for the everyday reader. Many concepts and ideas seem to have been omitted, leaving the reader wondering if he's skipped something important or didn't understand well. And the things which are explained are rigorous definitions that just aren't accessible.

The book is littered with very hard 'Try it yourself' questions to which the book doesn't give any answers, and even the answers provided for the excersises and final exam are not developped in a way so that you can understand if you get it wrong.

There are many other Calculus books out there, so stay away from this one. I guess this book may be alright for someone who just needs a quick revision, but if you're starting from scratch, this book is terrible

And I'd like to point out I was releived to see that other people hated this book too ^_^ I'm glad it's not just me...

1-0 out of 5 stars Demystified? Not likely.
I'm currently in my junior year of college and I have not taken a math class since my junior year of high school. This semester, however, I will be taking calculus. I'm a fairly intelligent person (not a genius by any means) and was able to teach myself college algebra and pre-calc from the "Demystified" series texts without too much trouble (the algebra and pre-calc texts are phenomenal by the way). However, reading this book was like hitting a brick wall crotch first. In fact, I couldn't read it: I gave up after the first few pages and desperately flipped through the remainder of the tome to see if I could find some kind of daylight at the end of the tunnel. None was found. The text was very techinal and seemed to really stress rigor. The book was downright teaming with rigorous definitions and wretched mathematical symbolism: it was more difficult to understand than my Calc text (Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts by Stewart). I literally thought Calculus was going to be the death of me until I picked up "Claculus for Dummies" and "How to Ace Calculus" (both of which are hilarious). Wow! Calculus can be interesting and fun and understandable. Its almost as if the joy of claculus is a secret that "Calculus Demystified" won't let you in on. Obviously, I recommend that you check out one of the other texts mentioned above unless of course, you have already taken Calculus and are looking for a CHALLENGING refresher. This book was no help to a beginner like me.

2-0 out of 5 stars Calculus made Difficult
This is not a book for learning calculus.

It seriously confuses and complicates simple principles by explaining them in notation only a mathematician could love.

Then it gets worse. The author periodically presents the reader with a "Try it yourself problem" that ought to be called a "Puzzle" because it is more complex than any previous example, and no correct solution is tendered. This only leaves the reader wondering if he got it right after all. It shakes the student's confidence, which leads to second guessing destroying any positive reinforcement crucial to learning.

Not only is it frustrating, it is detrimental to progress since the student is left on his own to confirm that he has properly grasped the concept and is ready to move on. And what if if the student has taught himself incorrectly....?

Some teachers enjoy showing off how well they have mastered a difficult subject. Steven Krantz (the author) seems more interested in demonstrating his own grasp of mathematic notation than teaching the subject of calculus to his students.

If I wanted to discourage a student from ever taking any more math, I would send them a copy of this book. On the other hand, the information is all there and it is complete and correct. The format is one that serves well for a for the highly advanced student seeking a challenging brush up, or the casual mathematic genius looking for the equivalent of a crossword puzzle book in calculus. For us mere mortals, don't even open the book. It will do more harm than good.

2-0 out of 5 stars Calculus Re-mystified
If you think calculus is a difficult subject, this book will only convince you further. This book may be good for someone trying to brush up on calculus skills, but for those trying to learn it for the first time, it will do nothing but confuse. If you want a more easy to follow introduction to calculus, try Silvanus P Thompson's 'Calculus Made Easy'

2-0 out of 5 stars Demystified? Don't Think So.
There comes a time for many instructors when they have been studying upper level esoterica for so long that they forget what it's like to not know the basics of a subject. They assume that since the subject is obvious to them, it must be obvious to everyone. Unfortunately, this seems to be the case with "Calculus Demystified". While this book may be solid review for a former math major, a good introduction it's not.

Some may say that calculus is an inherently boring subject - this book will do nothing to disabuse you of that notion. The writing style is almost a parody of the stultifying math teacher who puts everyone to sleep. I have quite a few math texts that I use for my tutoring business, and this is by far the least accessible of the lot.

For the calculus novice, I'd recommend "How to Ace Calculus: the Streetwise Guide" as a far more readable text. For the more advanced student who wishes to review the basics or to supplement his or her Calc II or III course, "Calculus Demystified" would fit the bill. ... Read more

10. Problem-Solving Strategies (Problem Books in Mathematics)
by Arthur Engel
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Catlog: Book (1998-02-01)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Sales Rank: 65743
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES is a unique collection of competition problems from over twenty major national and international mathematical competitions for high school students. The discussion of problem solving strategies is extensive. It is written for trainers and participants of contests of all levels up to the highest level: IMO, Tournament of the Towns, and the noncalculus parts of the Putnam Competition.It will appeal to high school teachers conducting a mathematics club who need a range of simple to complex problems and to those instructors wishing to pose a "problem of the week", "problem of the month", and "research problem of the year" to their students, thus bringing a creative atmosphere into their classrooms with continuous discussions of mathematical problems.This volume is a must-have for instructors wishing to enrich their teaching with some interesting non-routine problems and for individuals who are just interested in solving difficult and challenging problems. Each chapter starts with typical examples illustrating the central concepts and is followed by a number of carefully selected problems and their solutions.Most of the solutions are complete, but some merely point to the road leading to the final solution.Very few problems have no solutions. Readers interested in increasing the effectiveness of the book can do so by working on the examples in addition to the problems thereby increasing the number of problems to over 1300.In addition to being a valuable resource of mathematical problems and solution strategies, this volume is the most complete training book on the market. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book has most topics that you see at an Olympiad
This book has a lot of topics that you see at a mathematical competition, like IMO. It has Number Theory, Geometry, Games, Combinatorics and many strategies to solve a difficult and exciting problem. I recommend this book for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars A book for everyone who loves mathematics
I disagree with another reviewer(Math Messiah) who thinks this is a book only for intelligent people like himslf. The problems are wide ranging and numerous and even dumb people (me, for instance) can find fun and excitement in many of them. I also have an advice for the Math Messiah who is on brink of some major discoveries: hold on to that brink, and don't drop.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent So Far
I have just started working on this book recently. I've been reading through and working on the problems in the number theory section which are excellent so far. There is a good balance between warm-up/basic training problems and hard contest problems so you won't be discouraged too easily. I have browsed through the other sections and they seem very good. Must have if you are preparing for math contests!

5-0 out of 5 stars it was fun for reading :)
it was really good book to read and the solution of them are really good. i enjoyed to read these books:)

5-0 out of 5 stars good book, if you want to be best like me you should buy it
I am best at mathematics. I have won several national titles in my country. I am at brink of discovering solutions to several unsolved problems in mathematics. I got good by competions against good young mathematicians. I think this book is very good for intelligent people, not dumb people. If you want to improve your problem solving you will buy this. ... Read more

11. APhA's Complete Math Review for the Pharmacy Technician
by William A. Hopkins
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Asin: 1582120129
Catlog: Book (2001-03-01)
Publisher: APhA Publications
Sales Rank: 222577
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Provides a friendly, self-instructional approach to lifelong understanding of pharmaceutical calculations.Filled with real-world practice problems and the author's good humor and encouragement, this book thoroughly covers every topic related to pharmaceutical calculations that a pharmacy technician needs to know.Over 500 practice problems are spread throughout the book's 12 chapters, including answer key/solutions in the back.The book concludes with a 101-question "post-test" with each question being a real-world problem a technician might encounter in pharmacy practice. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars good.. but not great
Too basic. Looks like abc arithmetics. I couldn't find stuff such as "Parenteral Medication" calculations -- the hard stuff. Has elementary school pictures, layout, fonts. I feel like I'm reading a children's math book. Has all the correct answers in the back. I would recommend this for someone who knows nothing about math. But I would't recommend this for someone looking for hard questions. ... Read more

12. Math Workbook for the New SAT (Barron's Math Workbook for the Sat I)
by Lawrence S. Leff
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Asin: 0764123653
Catlog: Book (2005-01-01)
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Sales Rank: 128141
Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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Revised to reflect the newly structured math section on the SAT I, the new edition of this workbook offers students intensive preparation for the test’s all-important math questions. The author suggests special math strategies to help students approach unfamiliar types of questions and come up with correct answers. Exercises include hundreds of multiple-choice questionsand “grid-in” questions with worked-out solutions, plus a new focus on third-year college preparatory math topics. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars a must-have for high math scores
This book really helped me review for the math section of the SAT. It covers every type of question and gives a thorough review of every math concept you will need to know for the SAT. I highly recommend this book if you are looking to raise your scores significantly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Scoreraising Device
This book really helped me a lot. This book has everything you need to know for the SAT I Math. It's easy and fun to learn. To be honest, you have to use this book wisely. I'm happy that i got 780 with this book even though i didn't finish this book thoroughly. This covers every material you need to know. This book covers the concepts, gives lot of practices, and gives you lot of sat tricks and tips for you to know. It's a school's Algebra and Geometry textbooks mixed in one.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
I highly recommend this book. I first took the SATs in May of my Junior year. I got a 640 on the math. I then bought Barron's Math Workbook (2nd Edition), along with the College Board's 10 Real SATs, and re-took the test in December. My math score improved 120 points--- I received a 760. This book is very thorough and effective, the questions have understandable answers, and it also offers good tips. However, I would strongly recommend getting the College Board's book in addition to this one, as the practice on real tests in invaluable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Review for Sat Math
It does not surprise me that a SAT Prep teacher does not care for this book. If more students bought and used this book, their math score would improve dramatically and the SAT prep teachers would be out of business. Would I rather spend 225 dollars on a course for improving my score or 15 dollars for a book to do the same. I chose the book and boy did it work. I bought this book and used it for about 2 months prior to my second SAT. I knew I should have spent longer time with it, because I wasnt able to get all the way through this in-depth book. Yet I improved my math score by 105 points just by using this book only half of the way through. Imagine if I had the time to read the whole book! I am really impressed with Barron's. I strongly urge this for anyone who is looking to improve their SAT math skills....Oh and when I took the actual SAT I recognized about 90% of the math problems from the Barron's book. So yes it does help tremendously.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not like the real test
As an SAT tutor for the last 13 years, I find this book to be disappointing and unhelpful. The questions do not accurately reflect the SAT. Specifically, the subject matter is too complex, the questions too difficult and tricky. This book will intimidate many students and direct others to expend their energy in uproductive ways. My first choice would be 10 real SATs, my second choice Stanley Kaplan. ... Read more

13. SAT Subject Tests: Mathematics Level IIC 2005-2006 (Kaplan Sat II : Mathematics)
by Kaplan
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Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
Publisher: Kaplan
Sales Rank: 22906
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Everything you need to score higher on the SAT Subject Test: Mathematics Level 2 -- Guaranteed

2 full-length practice tests
Diagnostic quizzes for each topic tested
Detailed answer explanations
Powerful strategies to help you score higher
Focused review of important rules and formulas
Practice questions in each chapter, covering all tested material, from Algebra and Geometry through Trigonometry, Statistics, and Probability
Chapter summaries to help you find what you need quickly
The most up-to-date information on the test

Factors to consider:

Level 1 Level 2


2 years algebra 2 years algebra
1 year geometry 1 year geometry
1 year trigonometry or precalculus


Less advanced mathMore difficult questions even on the basic topics


A score of: Requires a raw score of:
800 50 out of 5043-44 out of 50
500 19-21 out of 50 10-12 out of 50


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1-0 out of 5 stars Errors Errors Errors
I insist that Math books should be totally free of errors. This book has way too many!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good
I am a seventh grader looking for some out of school math, so I bought this book along with the barron's one.Knowing that barron's was harder than the real thing, and because I had not learned half the material on the test, I used this book first.It tought me the basics in a well organized matter, although at some times it did not explain very well.The most annoying part of this book was the number of errors.There were about 5 just in the first chapter including 2(-8)=16 and a refrence to the wrong answer choice.This book will teach you the foundations very well but if you want an 800 buy another book as well (the sparknotes book is online and you can get there 3 practice tests by simply loging on as a different person every time, for you first practice test is free). ... Read more

14. Conquering Math Anxiety: A Self-Help Workbook (with CD-ROM)
by Cynthia A. Arem
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Catlog: Book (2002-02-21)
Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Arem's CONQUERING MATH ANXIETY is a comprehensive workbook that provides a variety of exercises and worksheets along with detailed explanations of methods to help "math-anxious" students deal with and overcome math fears. The author offers tips on specific strategies, as well as relaxation exercises. The book's major focus is to encourage students to take action. Expertly constructed hands-on activities help readers explore both the underlying causes of their problem and viable solutions. Many activities are followed by illustrated examples completed by other students. This edition now comes with a "free" relaxation CD-ROM, and a detailed list of Internet Resources. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Conquering Math Anxiety
I found this to be an exceptional book. It provides excellent practical strategies to be successful in math. It covers everything from psychological/personal blocks that may hinder students from learning math to practical success strategies that students can apply immediately. I especially enjoyed the discussion on learning styles and the accomodations that can be used for better understanding of coursework. I found the chapters on positive self-talk, conquering test anxiety and study skills very helpful as well. Every math teacher should have this book on their shelf! ... Read more

15. Primary Grade Challenge Math
by Edward Zaccaro
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Catlog: Book (2003-06)
Publisher: Hickory Grove Press
Sales Rank: 173175
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Primary Grade Challenge Math offers material that goes beyond calculation skills for those children who enter the primary grades already knowing basic concepts. This curriculum allows parents and teachers to instill a deeper level of mathematical understanding and thinking skills in young children while nurturing a love of mathematics. (Grades 1st - 4th)

Each chapter’s questions are broken down into four levels:
Level 1 (easy)
Level 2 (somewhat challenging)
Level 3 (challenging)
Einstein (very challenging)

Includes chapters on: Sequences, Problem-solving, Money, Percents, Algebraic Thinking, Negative Numbers, Logic, Ratios, Probability, Measurements, Fractions, Division. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars "Awesome"
I walked into my son's room and my mouth dropped open. My son was reading his Primary Grade Challenge Math Book ON HIS OWN. When I asked him how he liked the book he replied, "It's awesome!" Later he found me to tell me about about a problem he had just solved. He had such a proud look on his face. I have never seen my child so excited about learning math. What a great idea to write a math book that actually makes learning math fun! I can't wait to get my hands on the author's other books.

5-0 out of 5 stars "Awesome"
I walked into my son's room the other night and my mouth about hit the floor. He was reading and doing problems in his Primary Grade Challenge Math Book ON HIS OWN. I asked him if he liked the book to which he replied, "It's Awesome!" Later he came to me to tell me about one of the problems he had figured out. He had such a proud look on his face! This was the first time I have seen my child so excited about math. What a great idea the author had to write a book that actually made learning math fun! I can't wait to get my hands on his other books. ... Read more

16. Algebra Demystified : A Self Teaching Guide (Demystified)
by RhondaHuettenmueller
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Asin: 0071389938
Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 71078
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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* Explains how to understand algebra without having a mathematical background
* Uses practical examples and real data
* Includes an entire section devoted to word problems and fractions
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good book if you need help in Algebra.
This book has many great things inside of it, including step by step examples, however, not every topic is covered. For example, systems of linear equations isn't discussed inside of this title. Normal Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 classes use Linear Systems. The further you go in math, the more you use these systems. Without an understanding of them, you cannot solve certain problems.

Even though things like these are missing, it still helps those who need help with the basic algebra problems. Example, fractions, decimals, and other things. It can help in more advanced topics, such as quadratics. I highly suggest this book to those who want a better understanding of pre-algebra or early-year algebra. You can get a great understanding of variables, and more advanced things, however, nothing too advanced is covered.

If you are in Algebra 2, and you understand Algebra 1, do not purchase this book because it will not be useful to you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book.
For someone who has is not, and never has been good with algerbra, this book is the perfect tool. I used this book to help me pass a college algebra course recently. In fact, I got an A in the course. I would have failed it horribly had I not had this book to use as a reference from time to time. So, if you are going back to school, or about to take algebra courses for the first time, I seriously recommend this book. The material in this book is not as difficult as a college course would be, but all the basic concepts are explained along with tons and tons of examples to work out.

The strength of the book is in its simplicity. Every chapter takes a very small step towards forward from previous material. It goes slow enough, and there are enough examples, that all the basic concepts are actually easy to understand and quickly learned.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good for the Gifted Child
Some parents whose math skills are fresh, such as those in the sciences or engineering, may feel frustrated with the mediocre math instruction in their child's school. My daughter is a quick study with math, and not stimulated enough at school. I use this book for its wide variety of problems. I don't really care that the solutions are there; it is just wonderful to have someone else who has already created all the problems --- including word problems of many different flavors. The book is nicely laid out in bite-sized chunks (good for 20 minutes worth of work after dinner), so you can just work through a batch of problems to drill one technique into your memory. This is a part of my family time with my 12-year old daughter, and this book (with a few others) has moved her way way ahead.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book for self-study
Overall, the book is very good - easy to read, good examples, lots of helpful problems, and multiple choice review tests at the end of each chapter. I'm using the book for review; I took algebra about 30 years ago and am going back to school this Fall.

My one not-so-minor complaint is the number of obvious mistakes in the problems/solutions. With better review/editing, they wouldn't be there.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good, a credit to the "Demystified" series
I am really enjoying this book. In fact I have the Physics, Calculus, Astronomy books also. I find them very well explained. I am using these book as "self study" and find them very good for that purpose, It gets four stars because although it is very good, I am not a great fan of maths, but I am of science so refreshing my math skills is a necessity. The end of topic reviews and tests help you see how much knowledge you are gaining and what areas you need to focus on. I hope they continue with this series and expand to futher topics in the Science/math fields. ... Read more

17. A First Course in Differential Equations With Modeling Applications (Student Solutions Manual for Zill's)
by Warren S. Wright
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Catlog: Book (2001-02-01)
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 166387
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars 50 bucks for every other odd problem??
This is way too expensive for a solutions manual. Plus it only gives solutions to every other odd problem. Not worth it for the amount of money they want. Save your money for a tutor.

1-0 out of 5 stars Keep Your Money & Find a Really Good Tutor Instead!
If you got an "A" in all of your Calc. classes, you won't need this book. If you got "B"s or "C"s, and are looking for guidance from this solutions manual, you will get very little. This book skips to every 3rd problem (i.e. 3, 6, 9, 12, etc.) and barely explains the steps. It gives the solution, and maybe 1 or 2 steps along the way. That's it. This book is very thin, only about 125 pages, and was the most expensive of all the solutions manuals I've bought before. This book needs to be redone to mirror other solutions manuals, which give nearly complete solutions to ALL ODD NUMBER PROBLEMS. In my opinion, don't waste your money on this book, instead, make sure you have an excellent professor, or find a really good tutor.

2-0 out of 5 stars just a pamphlet
the book is very thin.( a big stack of blank pages at the end to give weight) it could habe been part of the textbook. they just want more money although the book is very needed indeed

4-0 out of 5 stars good author, every third problem, explinations
this textbook supplement is a very usefull tool for students. The original author, zill, is excellent; thus, the problems are somewhat tricky; furthermore, the solutions are worked out to good extent: they show the neccesary steps, but leave some work for the student; thus, knowledge of the material is still necessary. ... Read more

18. Schaum's Outline of Differential Equations
by Richard Bronson
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Catlog: Book (1994-01-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 17190
Average Customer Review: 4.22 out of 5 stars
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If you want top grades and thorough understanding of differential equations, this powerful study tool is the best tutor you can have! It takes you step-by-step through the subject and gives you 563 accompanying problems with fully worked solutions. You also get plenty of practice problems to do on your own, working at your own speed. (Answers at the back show you how you're doing.) Famous for their clarity, wealth of illustrations and examples, and lack of dreary minutiae, Schaum’s Outlines have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide—and this guide will show you why! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully written, straight-to-the-point book
Whenever I want to brush up my ODE and PDE skills, I will reach out to this one. It is like instant "stock-up", refresh my memories very fast. Good buy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good, to-the-point, well-balanced.
I like this book a lot more than my Diff. Eq. textbook, mostly because it focuses on application rather than abstraction. Bronson does a good job of explaining the mechanisms and applications of DE, while cutting through most of the kludgy rhetoric and laborious explanations of my course textbook. The examples are straight-forward without too much of a stretch to see how they work, while the explanations are quick and to-the-point.

I would thoroughly recommend buying the Schaum's Easy Outline for DE in addition to this book, since I find the Easy Outline to be easier to pick up quickly on a first read. The Easy Outline is essentially the Outline, boiled down to the bare essentials and re-written to be easier to absorb quickly. The regular outline (this book) does a good job of filling in the gaps and providing more examples on top of the Easy Outilne.

My copy (2nd edition, current) shows an original copyright date of 1973, with another in 1994 to reflect the Library of Congress title update (the title change was minute, and not worth repeating). I was surprised by the extreme similarity between some examples in the Ouline versus those in my course textbook (carrying a 2003 copyright in its 7th edition). It makes you wonder if this is the reference for the textbook writers!

My only criticism of this book is that it is not a textbook. If it were, I wouldn't have to spend four times as much on another book which I use for not much more than the exercises. Oh, and the Outline HAS plenty of problems, both solved and not.

5-0 out of 5 stars Differential Equations-Schaum's Outline Series
I have reviewed several versions of this work in connection
with taking the course and passing the Engineering In Training
Licensure Examination. Topics; such as, valuation of parameters,
constants of integration, homogeneous and non-homogeneous
solutions, nth order equations, applications of differential
equations, equations in electric circuits and gram mixtures
in organic chemistry are all covered in considerable detail.
This work together with Boyce and DiPrima plus the professor's notes helped me to get an "A" in the course. Differential
Equations is a course requiring considerable practice to master
the various techniques. I spent between 15 minutes and 2 hours
per day depending upon the juncture point in the course.
Obviously, studying for the mid-term and final exam required
more concentrated study. Overall, this book is a gem.
You will need it to handle the various twists and turns
in the subject. It is geared toward the math major or engineering perspective so that the problems vary from simple to complex.
In this course, you cannot let the so-called grass grow
under your feet; otherwise, the pace of the presentation
will bury you in confusing details before long.

5-0 out of 5 stars Substitute for college text books
When I took differential equations the college wanted us to buy the textbook for $135 and the solutions manual for $15. They were horrible!! I bought Schaum's Outline of Differential Equations ...and used it instead. (...) Dr. Bronson explains concepts very well and has many detailed solutions to examples. There are also supplementary problems with the answers in the back. I recommend this item to anyone taking differential equations.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners
Although I'm taking a medium-level differential equations class now, we have still not covered much of the material in this book. The cover falsely advertizes this book as something that can be used with an intro calculus class or AP calculus class. This book is the last book you will want to buy to help you for one of those classes. If you're taking an intermediate to upper level differential equations class, think about buying this book. Otherwise forget it. ... Read more

19. Schaum's Outline of Elementary Algebra
by Barnett Rich, Philip A., Ph.D. Schmidt, Barnett, Ph.D. Rich, Barnett Elementary Algebra Rich
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Catlog: Book (1992-12-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Trade
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This study guide makes algebra much easier to understand. It proves ideal for newcomers and also for those who want a quick, yet thorough review. Comprehension is accelerated and reinforced, and the applications of algebra made clear, through numerous problems with step-by-step solutions. Additional practice problems with answers let students measure their progress as they hone their skills. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars the best book for studying mathematics
This book is suitable for both bad and good students at mathematics. Firstly, each category is explained easily but briefly. Secondly, there are many questions, so you can get used to each category and can solve many questions quickly. For another thing, this book is so compact that you can bring anywhere you go and read it. Finally but the most importantly, this book is excellent for people using English as a mother tongue. It is because my mother tongue is Japanese.

5-0 out of 5 stars It goes directly to the point. There are not excesive words.
I have been teaching since 1980 and I have been following Schaum's Collection also since I was a College student. Now, I am teaching Math at Mission High School in San Francisco and I have noticed that many of the exercises (maybe all of them) give students the increasingly maturity to become selfconfidents in math. Our scores went up! ... Read more

20. Schaum's Outline of Beginning Calculus
by ElliottMendelson
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Asin: 0070417334
Catlog: Book (1997-12-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 47148
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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This easy-to-understand calculus study aid is ideal for those who are new to the subject. It offers a well-illustrated, step-by-step introduction that moves along at an easy-to-keep-up-with pace. Use it with your textbook or for independent study to improve your comprehension and boost your grades. It features 226 solved and 513 skill-building supplementary problems--more than other study guides. Whether you simply want to feel confident at test time or build a solid foundation in calculus for more advanced math, science, and engineering course, Schaum's Outline of Beginning Calculus is students' first choice.level of Ayres/Mendelson, Calculus, 3/e. This will make up the calculus segments of one-semester liberal arts courses and the various one-semester Calculus courses for business or life sciences. This book will also address weaker students in general freshman calculus and high school advanced placement courses. Theory is restricted to fundamentals of differentiation and integration (single-variable) and the solved problems, with no steps ommitted, include reviews of algebra. This updated edition will continue the excellent sales record of the first edition and will include: problems suitable for graphing calculators and existing problems adapted to involve calculator use; emphasis on aogorithmic aspects of Calculus; Newton's method will be given a separate section, a section various approximation techniques for integration, Simpson's Rule the Midpoint rule; a section that presents the traditional treatment of exponential and logarithmic functions, which method some textbooks have gone back to. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Good as supplemental text book, NOT good as primary textbook
There are not enough examples to explain everything you would need to know. I've found I had to go to the web or other more basic Calculus books many times to try to solve some of the problems in there. There are better books out there for those of us looking for complete breakdown of the problems and better explanations.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction and review of Calculus ......
I trudge back to this book again and again, being embarassed at having forgotten some basic idea or technique. This is an excellent supplemental text to a formal Calculus textbook like "Calculus " by Stewart. The writing is lucid and ideas are explained with the novice in mind. I find that reading this book first BEFORE getting into a meatier textbook helps me understand the material.

My experience has been that if I do not "do calculus" at least twice a week I forget the techniques (not ideas) almost immediately. Therefore, if you want a review of Calculus this book is a great tool. If you are new to calculus this book will help you understand important concepts like differentiation vs integration. I also found that reading pertinent chapters in Selby's "Geometry and Trigonometry For Calculus" and then reading related material in this book is a tremendous help.

Another strong point is that for us over 50 the font size and book layout is easy on the eye. So whether you are a novice or someone who has not had the chance to use Calculus in a while; or someone "brand new" to Calculus, get this book. An excellent resource for learning and entertainment!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Very good value for the budget-minded math student
Elliott Mendelson does an excellent job of presenting basic calculus concepts in an inexpensive book. His explanations are very clear, and the book is actually fun to use. Perhaps my only criticism is that this book does not use color which often helps to clarify figures of graphs, but black and white figures are to be expected in an outline. If you're interested in a supplement to your text or if you want a book for self-study, I strongly recommend "Beginning Calculus."

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent value; good for self-study.
I use this book in a calculus class I teach on America Online. For the price, it is an excellent review of the subject. It covers the same material found in much more expensive texts. There are many exercises for students to do, with answers in the back of the book. It only lacks the full-color graphics that adorn conventional calculus textbooks.

I would recommend this book to anyone wishing to learn calculus by self-study. It is also a good supplement to a conventional text used in a class. The best way to learn math is by doing problems, and this book has plenty, including many detailed solutions. ... Read more

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